Balanchine: The City Center Years

8 of the world’s great ballet companies; 6 performances; 24 ballets (4 ballets per program) … that was BALANCHINE: THE CITY CENTER YEARS, Oct 31 – Nov 4. Thanks to Bill’s caregiver, and his best friend of 50+ years, and his son – who each took a shift so Bill was left alone for only…

My Little Balanchine Story

With the upcoming Balanchine Retrospective at New York City Center, here is my little Balanchine story… In 2000, Rodney Gustafson, artistic director of State Street Ballet, honored me with the opportunity to suggest an idea for a ballet. I proposed a suite of small ballets to songs sung by Frank Sinatra. I obtained permission from…

Proof copies arrived today…

The advantages – or is it the disadvantages – of being a husband/wife writing duo are the 2 a.m. “story conferences” which invariably lead to one more round of edits (see post-its)… However, pub date still coming soon…  

Just announced … Bill McGee’s “The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943” finalist in the Military Writers Society of America 2018 Awards

The Solomons Campaigns, 1942-1943 by William L. McGee has been designated as a 2018 awards finalist by the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). The award category – Gold, Silver, or Bronze – will be announced at MWSA’s General Membership Conference on November 9, 2018 in Charleston, South Carolina.  Sandra McGee, Bill’s publishing partner and wife,…